to have a mentor, to be a mentor


Bonjour! Ça va guys?  i hope you’re in the throes of a really great september weekend.

today i wanted to introduce another of the glamazons from the social media conference last month. (there were only 10 of us). it was july actually, wow time is flying! so then, without further ado, please get to know the incomprable Lisa Ferguson.

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i mentioned lisa briefly in jen’s post the other day…they’re a friendship in full force. their collaborating and uplifting relationship was an inspiration to watch and i’ll cherish those two forever.  you’ll see jen involved in pretty much everything lisa’s into, (because it just is that cool)! and they’re having a ball being each other’s muse.

lisa herself is dynamic, muliti-dimensional and irresistable. to know her is to love her as she is laser focused and way en pointe. so i could try to tell you about lisa or you can dig around in her world with the links below. but let’s try…we’ll start with and see how well i can explain this dymnamic and complex woman and what’ she’s created.

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actually, i don’t know why i’m reinventing the wheel

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…steller just did a phenomenal piece on her here:


quotes from her pinterest account: pinterest-DecorMentor/full-potential-best-you


lisa’s really interested in collaborating, empowering each other and figuring out where each person’s strengths lie. she asked us for some business tips. here’s what some of the girls said. just realized i forgot to do mine…the customer is always right!


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i pulled this off of her FB because it’s just another way lisa is out there collaborating, co-branding and sharing the secrets of success whether it’s hers or ours she wants it just as bad. she’s going to be at the high point market bringing her talent and ideas to life.

Gail Doby and I are very excited to have Sherwin-Williams for Design Pros support for our Flourish Summit Oct 22 at High Point Market [ ] ! More on this during the #Flourish twitter chat this wed 8pmET. Join us for an hour that will be fun and full of #successkeys !



lisa has shown me that we’re never too old to have a mentor and we’re never too young to be one either…she reinforces the fact that when we help each other we help ourselves.


flourish the model and the story is jen!



this is quintessential lisa…she would never dwell on problems. she finds solutions.



so in paris we each took a test, a gallup poll actually that showed us our strengths and what we can do to maximize them.



it’s a pretty interesting assessment, i definitely recommend it trying it!

Gallup’s Strengthsfinder® assessment: is an online measure of personal talent that identifies areas where an individual’s greatest potential for building strengths exists.

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and if that isn’t enough, lisa is also a talented interior designer and runs Decor Mentor…



how does she find the time? you are my inspiration!

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two twitter accounts…there may be more. but the slogan below says it best. lisa is ultimately concise, edited, direct and clear.


her social media skills are off the charts yet she posts only what’s essential.


last but not least, check out lisa when she’s getting to enjoy her downtime on instagram. i knew she’d have to kick back SoMeTiMe! hope you are too!

September 7, 2014. Tags: . Embrace Paris Trip, EmbraceParis.


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    Great post Claudia, on a truly inspiring and talented individual. I have the pleasure of knowing Lisa, and like you, I know first hand she is truly a strategic thinker and can help anyone achieve their goals with her incredible insight into their strengths. She is an wonderful person to partner with.


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